Blue Hollow Falls (Blue Hollow Falls #1) by Donna Kauffman

Blue Hollow Falls (Blue Hollow Falls #1)

From her free-spirited mother, Sunny Goodwin learned the value of peace, love, and Jerry Garcia. The inheritance from the father she never knew? That’s a little more complicated...Sunny never expected to find herself owning a centuries old silk mill in the shadow of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains . . . or becoming a half-sister to a ten-year-old named Bailey. Once the shock subsides, she plans to cash in and head back home. But the overgrown...

Details Blue Hollow Falls (Blue Hollow Falls #1)

TitleBlue Hollow Falls (Blue Hollow Falls #1)
Release DateJun 27th, 2017
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary

Reviews Blue Hollow Falls (Blue Hollow Falls #1)

  • Claire Robinson
    4.5 - "I wasn't expecting you..." Stars!Its LIVE!Amazon US – UK – - Kauffman begins her new Blue Hollow Falls series with some serious style. Sunny and Sawyer’s story, grabbed me from the start, but a large part of my enjoyment also came from the introduction of so many likeable secondary characters as well. The author does it so smoothly that ...
  • Beth
    You had me at the green house but the character in Blue Hollow Falls stole my heart. This is one of those books that you just don't want to put down and you read the excerpt for the next book in this series because you can't imagine walking away now...YOU NEED MORE.Fantastic, Fun and Family, BLUE HOLLOW FALLS has me hooked.I received this ARC copy of Blue Hollow Falls from Kensington Books - Zebra. This is my honest and voluntary review. Blue Hol...
  • Tink Magoo is bad at reviews
    I love a good story set in a small town where everyone knows everybody else and it's a tight knit community. So I was looking forward to this one, especially with the idyllic setting around it. Sadly the romance was bogged down in details. The history of the mill, the processes, even seemingly mundane things were over described and it detracted from the characters and slow building romance so much that I got bored pretty early on and struggled to...
  • Irene
    3.5 starsBlue Hollow Falls by Donna Kauffman was a beautiful and heartwarming read.I enjoyed the storyline, it was well written and the plot was entertaining all through out the book. All the characters were likable, relatable and everyone added to my overall enjoyment.I loved watching the relationships unfold within all the characters, especially between Sunny and Sawyer. Then add Sunny's stepsister Bailey, who was such a smart and endearing lit...
  • Cardyn Brooks
    Although set in an entirely different geographical region and and rung on the social ladder, Blue Hollow Falls contains all of the elements that hooked me into being a D.K. fan after reading The Big Bad Wolf Tells All. (There's a minor recurring thread in BHF that seems to be a nod to that much earlier D.K. title.) Anyway, Sunny and Sawyer's love story tells an engaging tale about risking their good circumstances in their status quo as singles to...
  • Quinn Fforde
    Such a great start to this series! It is a slow-burn romance, and that makes a lot of sense because the characters have a lot to work out. Plus, we have to get to know them all. This is the kind of story that depends on a good number of secondary characters, and they came through beautifully. In fact, Seth tries to steal the book! Bailey was amazing, too, as well as Stevie and Wilson and... Yeah, I am ready for all of their stories!But this story...
  • Maria
    "Received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for a fair review"I liked this romantic story set in the beautiful imaginary town of Blue Hollow Falls, in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. The main characters (Sawyer and Sunny) are nice, well balanced people who experienced hardship in their lives and overcame it. Sawyer is a former military and he’s not a tortured hero (!) and Sunny is a horticulturist. There’s a cast of well-rounded secondary...
  • Janeiowa
    2.5 ⭐⭐This book is well-written and the characters are fine. It's just so very painfully slow moving. There are more details about tin roofs and sagging timbers than I ever cared to read. I think a good editor could have red-lined about 1/3 of the manuscript and had a book that moved along. As it was, I put it down numerous times because I was so bored by the endless minutiae. This seems unusual to me, compared to other os Ms Kauffman's books...
  • Brooke Showalter (Brooke Blogs)
    If you're looking for a sweet, sexy, small-town romance with quirky characters and an awesome setting, look no further than Blue Hollow Falls. This first book in a series gives us every delicious bit of Sunny and Sawyer's road to happily ever after. Lots of fun and light reading that I recommend to anyone looking for a fun escape.I checked this book out of the library to read. I am voluntarily sharing my honest thoughts.
  • Ginette
    Loved this one.....
  • Taryn
    What an excellent beginning to a brand new series. When Sunny comes into an unexpected inheritance not to mention a 10 year old half-sister she isn't quite sure what to do. The old mill that she inherited also comes with other share holders who are already on the road to turning it into something great. Her father's ex-wife and his adopted son Sawyer complicate things for Sunny in an a way she never bargained for. She has to decide does she want ...
  • Dena Tyndall
    I am in Love! This story was beautifully woven with love, both family and intimate. Sunny and Sawyer had experienced different walks of life but together have found a perfect love. Brought together by circumstances neither knew existed it made for a perfect love story. Donna Kauffman did an amazing job creating and delivering vivid images of the characters and scenery. I fell into Blue Hollow Falls and did not want to leave! This is not a story f...
  • Peggy R
    It's has been awhile since I have read anything from this author, but the blurb on Netgalley caught my attention so I thought I would give it a try. This is a heart warming story about people coming together to become a family. Set in the charming, picturesque town of Blue Hollow Falls, this author does an amazing job of describing the setting so well that the reader can picture it perfectly. Sunny and Sawyer's characters are developed and balanc...
  • Cathy Geha
    Blue Hollow Falls by Donna KauffmanBlue Hollow Falls #1This introduction to a new small town romance series starts with Sunny Goodwin finding out she has family she had never heard of and an inheritance that she would need to deal with. Many characters are introduced for future books in the series but the main love interest for Sunny is Sawyer Hartwell. Their romance’s biggest issue to overcome is the distance between where she lives in DC and ...
  • Terri
    Review also found at received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you!  The expected release is June 27th, 2017.I will start by saying I really enjoyed this book however I am having difficulty putting in to words the reason why so this review may be a little short.  If I really have to choose something to say is that you could tell tha...
  • Bette Hansen
    A fantastic story to kick-off what should be an exceptional new series. The setting is a small mountain town in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The town is full of delightful quirky characters with a determination to bring the town back to life. The author's writing brought the place to life in my mind. The main characters in this story are Sunny Goodwin and Sawyer Hartwell. Sunny is a strong independent woman who after caring f...
  • Candace Nagy
    My FIRST impression of Blue Hollow Falls was not a favourable one.  The first chapter started off slow and in my opinion it was unnecessarily descriptive.  I kept getting lost in the description and had to back track and re-read things a second time just so it would stick. BUT as I started reading the second chapter, things smoothly slid into place and the story picked up.  It's a sweet romance, that isn't full of strong emotions and passion....
  • Linda Smatzny
    This is the first book in a new series and introduces the reader to Blue Hollow Falls and some of its citizens and how they are trying to restart their community and lives. In this book, we are given the story of Sunny Goodwin and Sawyer Hartwell. They along with Bailey inherit an old mill that Sawyer is renovating to become a home base for artisans of Blue Hollow Falls. The story draws you in and you don't want to leave. It was a quick easy read...
  • Chris Conley
    Donna Kaufman delivers another story with lovely characters. I do enjoy books that simply tell stories. Kaufman does a great job at this. These are people it would be fun to meet and get to know better. I am looking forward to Seth's story.
  • Bec_BookMagicReviews
    Free of any responsibilities she once had, Sunny Goodwin is determined to live her life on her terms now. Except, when the father she never knew passes away and she receives her inheritance, Sunny discovers she has half-sister and ownership in an old silk mill. Shocked by the discovery, she's uncertain what to do, even though the property calls to her in a way she never could have imagined and she's determined to get to know her younger sister. W...
  • Amary Chapman
    Wonderfully woven romance with family issues and love written in. Colorful characters and places make it a must read.
  • Darlene
    Book one of Blue Hollow Falls series. Loved it and couldn't wait for book 2 which I now have and almost done so will be waiting for 3!
  • Janie Lemaster
    A little slow at firstA little slow at first but I enjoyed it. Very heavy on backstory of the town but I understand it’s world building. Looking forward to the next in the series.
  • Nath
    3.5/5 (B-)
  • Sue Galuska
    Oh, this story was so fun and such a great start to a new series!Sunshine Meadow Aquarius Morrison Goodwin just recently lost her carefree, hippie like mother after a long illness. Sunny also just found out that the father she never knew left her an inheritance; she had a 10 year old half sister, Bailey; and a 72 year old stepmother, Addie. Sawyer Hartwell also got part of the inheritance but she hadn't met him yet and didn't know how they were r...
  • Eileen
    I loved Blue Hollow Falls by Donna Kaufman. Sunshine, “Sunny”, Goodwin is a botanist at USBG, living in Arlington, Virginia, alone since the recent death of the mother she was caretaker for, when she discovers she’s inherited one-third of an old mill from a father she never knew about. Sawyer was adopted by Doyle Bart Hartwell and his former wife Addie as a young child. Neither Addie nor Sawyer knew about Sunny and another sister, ten-year ...
  • Jo (Mixed Book Bag)
    In just one day life changes for Sunny (who has three middle names) Goodwin. She goes from having no family to having a new half-sister. I loved the setting. The Blue Ridge mountains in Virginia are full of great views and Kauffman puts them to great use. This is a story about choices and what makes a family. Sunny lives near DC. Her new family and her new love interest live in Blue Hollow Falls, three hours away. There does not seem to be a way ...
  • Terri
    This book struck me as more Chick Lit than straight up romance. The characters, Sunny and Sawyer, are mature and really seem to work stuff out in their heads to make mature decisions about each other instead of jumping each other's bones right away. The secondary characters almost stole the show. The grandmotherly figure who plots and plans her interferences into the others' lives, the ten year old girl who at times seems like she's going on fort...
  • Summer
    When Sunny inherits a broken down silk mill from the father she never met, she also gains a ten year old sister (easily my favorite character) and finds love along the way. It was apparent that the author did an impressive amount of research for every aspect of this book, renovation and horticultural work, lambs, etc., and it is good to feel like you can trust that what you’re reading is factual, however, in fiction, for me at least, there’s ...